Sep 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. the candy bar weighs in at more than 4 tons. the guinness book of world records certified the record this weekend. the bitter and dark chocolate bar is 18 feet long. the company plans a town tasting event next month. " i get a plane ticket. >> or identify you a bar downstairs. -- i can buy you a top of our downstairs. breezy conditions tomorrow. cooler wednesday. a chance for showers thursday and friday. >> thanks for joining us.
Sep 24, 2010 4:00am EDT
. guinness hasn't weighed in yet. >>> now for a look at your national and regional wlr, here is bill karins with your national and regional forecast. >> we're looking forward to the weekend. we are dealing with a tropical storm out there. a lot of people wondering will this ever affect the united states. it's possible. but it would at least be 7 to 10 days from now. this is tropical storm matthew. you notice it heads up to here to belize and affects the yucan areas from cancun through southern mexico into tuesday. so we've got a -- this is going to be a very slow moving storm through upcoming weekend. after this point, it's unsure if it would move into the gulf or dissipate over land here. that's tropical storm matthew. the big story here in the states has been the heat. it was 90 degree heat. you can see it from dallas almost to chicago. d.c. was 93 yesterday. everywhere in red, the whole southeast and tennessee valley was in the 90s yesterday and today is going to be just as warm because that front shedding through st. louis and chicago. we have at least one more warm day before the coole
Sep 16, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. thank you. >>> do you like reading interesting stuff? how about the 2011 guinness book of world records? you will see some really fascinating stuff in there like this. that is a cow. call him dexter. he lives in england. he is 33 inches long. part of the newest set of strange animal facts compile in the latest edition. other animals who made this edition include a python. 24 et long. and then there is fluffy. lives at the columbus zoo. a peek knees in texas. the longest measured tongue of any dog. then this dog, anastasia, a terrier who managed to pop 100 balloons in less than 45 seconds. that made the guinness book of world records. susan kidd has one of them. my dog cannot do that but i don't want him to. >> good night. come back. >>> on our broadcast here tonight, hard times. here
Sep 13, 2010 4:00am PDT
discovered a sweet way into the guinness book of world records. it has unveiled the world's largest chocolate bar. take a look at that. measures a whopping 18 feet long, feet wide, and get this, 10 inches thick. the big bar weighs in at nearly 10,000 pounds. wow. the confection was broken into pieces for the public so that no one was left feeling bitter. hmm. you know, bill, i love chocolate. but not that much chocolate. >> do you like chocolate plain or would you add almonds or nuts to it? >> i like white chocolate with macadamia nuts. it is my favorite. >> really? >> yeah. >> okay. >> yes, yes. you too? >>> time now for an early look at some of the stories we'll be following here today on nbc news -- in detroit a hearing is scheduled on the case of a man accused of trying to blow up a plane last christmas. the nigerian suspect allegedly concealed a bomb in his underwear and tried to detonate the explosive on a flight from amsterdam to detroit. >>> former english prime minister tony blair will be honored with a 2010 liberty medal. an award given to those who promote freedom around the world.
Sep 16, 2010 4:30am PDT
wednesday. the rendezvous was sponsored by the guinness book of world records. >>> new york's mayor bloomberg wants to expand a smoking ban to include some of the great outdoors forbidding smoking in new york city beaches, parks, even the open seating area in times square. the dangers of secondhand smoking or smoke were cited. the measure will go to public hearings before a vote. >>> men and women rush to help new york's ground zero after the 9/11 attacks. nine years later thousands say the toxic dust made them sick and urge congress to cover their health care and compensation. randall pinkston reports. >> reporter: fire department paramedic david russell spent weeks in what 9/11 first responders called "the pit." >> imagine a fresh snowfall six to eight inches high. it's not snow but six to eight inches high of dust. >> reporter: now he's never without his inhaler. he's also taking medication for an autoimmune disease and thyroid condition. >> i never had these problems prior to 9/11 and they all began to come out about five, six years later. >> reporter: fellow 9/11 rescue and rec
Sep 29, 2010 2:05am PDT
world record. >> four australian runners have clinched the guinness record for the fastest relay race in stilettos, ouch. they ran the 100 meter dash, and you can see right there, they're a good-sized heel, that's three inches. >> oh, man. and it took them just 1:04 to break the record. about 100 women and one man were in the competition. the winners say the key to victory is running on your toes. that way the high heels never touch the ground. >> that's why women are so in love with those platform heels right now. it's easier to run in those. >> i don't know how y'all walk in those things, let alone run. >> they do it much better than i do. >> go nurse those bunions. >> we'll be right back with more "world news now." let me tell you about a very important phone call i made. when i got my medicare card, i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement nsurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, but it doesn't cover everything. in fact, it only pays up to " 80% of your part b expenses. if you're already on or eligible for medicare, call now to find out h
Sep 16, 2010 5:00pm EDT
it into the 2011 edition of the "guinness book of world records" released today. take a look at this picture of the longest dog tongue. who knew there would be a record for something like this. and the largest collection of smurf memorabilia. so, a little bit of everything for just about everyone, wolf. >> these people have a lot of free time, i guess, to check all that stuff out. all right. look at that. thanks very much. thank you, fred. >>> a startling new report shows that above vert city on the rise in the united states of america. we are going to show you the conditions some people are living in not very far from the white house. >>> and former president jimmy carter points blame at the late senator ted kennedy over health care. you are going to want to hear what he is saying. you are in "the situation room." this site has a should i try priceline instead? >> no it's a sale. nothing beats a sale! wrong move! you. you can save up to half off that sale when you name your own price on priceline. but this one's a deal...trust me. it's only pretending to be a deal. here, bid $79. got it. wo
Sep 13, 2010 2:05am EDT
-watering guinness record for the biggest chocolate bar in the world. look at that. the ginormous block of dark chocolate weighed a whopping 9,700 pounds. it was 18 feet wide and 9 feet -- 18 feet long, rather, and 9 feet wide and 10 inches thick. >> wow. well, the chocolate will be doled out to the public next month in celebration of that company's tenth anniversary. >> i need to know how many calories are in that, but i won't ask. >> just a few hundred thousand. >> we'll be right back. ♪ chocolate sundae ♪ sundae chocolate sundae you go next if you had a hoveround power chair? the statue of liberty? the grand canyon? it's all possible ith a hoveround., tom: hi i'm tom kruse, inventor rand founder of hoveround., when we say you're free to see the world, we mean it. call today and get a free overound information kit, that includes a video and full color brochure. dennis celorie: "it's by far the best chair i've ever owned." terri: "last year, 9 out of 10 people got their hoveround for "little or no money." jim plunkitt: "no cost. absolutely no cost to me." breaking news...when you call toda